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KFC Tries for World Record–but Not for What You’d Think

Written by PETA | April 20, 2009


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Chicken dance

I have flipped through Guinness World Records more than once, searching for a record that I could break. Longest fingernails? No thanks. Longest bout of hiccups? Whoa, 68 years!

Turns out, I’m not the only one looking. KFC is hoping to make a name for itself—other than Kentucky Fried Cruelty … or the company with the most people who’ve resigned from its animal welfare committee … or the company that’s most resistant to taking any effort to stop chickens from being scalded alive in its de-feathering tanks—by attempting to break the world record for (wait for it) most people doing the chicken dance at once.

The Guinness World Records folks have already shown that they are a sensible and decent bunch by stating, “We do not accept records based on the killing or harming of animals.” So we’ve now approached them to ask them to refuse to accept record attempts from companies that have yet to adopt even modest humane reforms to reduce the needless suffering of animals. After all, the chicken dance is what people do at weddings and bat mitzvahs. Who wants it associated with the pain of billions of chickens, many of whose throats were cut while they were still conscious?

Here’s hoping you’ll be seeing my name in Guinness World Records before anyone shakes their tail feathers for KFC.

Written by Shawna Flavell

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  • Jackie says:

    I wouldn’t do the Chicken Dance for KFC and I really do like the Chicken Dance lol.

  • Melissa says:

    i realize the cause .. but its just a dance.. sadly sponsored by KFC but its just a dance..

  • Jessie says:

    you know im actually very proud of KFC for stepping up and introducing a vegetarian friendly substitute in lets try EVERYWHERE!!…where is all the madness about Mcdonalds? They don’t offer a vegetarian sandwich…their FRIES can’t even be eaten! While I do not support or generally even eat at fast food restaurants…the ones that have been making steps deserve to not be the only ones in the spotlight.

  • vegancoin says:

    what a load of rubbish. yes that will sure hide up the KFC industry standard mass production crueltyinhumane slaughter real good have a chicken dance contest. how pathetic that’s just insane. Rachel yes that is a ridiculous paradox there is absolutely no compassion or empathy being shown here.

  • Rachel says:

    Leave it to KFC to engage in a ridiculous paradox. I will never eat at KFC nor will I allow its ignorance in my home or work. How any company can believe it is okay to engulf innocent animals lives in torture is something I cannot fathom. Where is our compassion as human beings. I commend all of PETAs efforts and will continue to join in their struggle to give at least basic rights to animals.

  • Alexandria says:

    I’m so ashamed that a company will put animals through such torture. I could imagine us being one of them and feeling that pain. I hate that a company can be so heartless about something that can hurt our children’s future. If you will help me on a project that I am doing for my school to help our enviroment please tell me what I can do to stop this.

  • lu anne says:

    when i think of all the horrible things being done to innocent animalsit makes me ashamed to be a human.

  • Vicki says:

    WAY TO GO PETA WATCH EVERY MOVE THAT KFC MAKES I refuse for of my family to eat at KFC…these people are the worst I feel. God Bless us all especially the ones who suffer at the hands of HUMANs.

  • pepper says:

    this is dumb why would a company dedicated to eating selling and killing chicken flesh want to have a record for the chicken dance wouldnt chickens be disgraced thier only dance has made a record from kfc

  • Saliana says:

    wow. thats just sad